America’s Legal Narcotics Cartel So now we know how Prince died. Guess that wasn’t all that big a surprise, now was it? Guy was popped up on more pain pills than a rhino at the zoo after knee surgery. It’s a bad sign when you are in your own home and you are carrying your […]
It’s Not That Black and White
It’s Not That Black and White Whew-this has been a tough week. We Americans have watched too much violence, too many shootings, too much needless death. Let’s all take a collective breath in. Good, now let it all out. Nothing can erase the anguish of these families that have been ripped apart by the past […]
Shooting Democracy’s Brains Out
Shooting Democracy’s Brains Out I’m not going to lie; I’ve been putting this off for quite awhile now. I haven’t wanted to write a column about the gun epidemic in America. First of all, it’s never wise to piss off a bunch of people who, by definition, are packing heat. Second, I understand how divisive […]
Perhaps the Dog House Isn’t so Bad After All….
Perhaps the Dog House Isn’t So Bad After All Years ago, in a short story collection entitled Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut penned one of my favorite enigmatic short stories, “Thomas Edison’s Shaggy Dog”, in which he humorously hypothesized that dogs were actually infinitely smarter than their human “masters” but merely acted inferior […]
Believe it or not, Women are Sexist Too….
Believe it or Not, Women Are Sexist Too In 1991, during an interview with Playboy, Spike Lee famously declared that “black people can’t be racist.” I must admit that did not sit well with me as it stood in direct opposition to the understanding I had of societal race relations. From my experience, every ethnic […]